WSBK » Alstare boss Batta can't wait for Ducati return

'I feel that my life is the motorcycle and for six months at home with nothing happening... this was for me very difficult' - Francis Batta

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Buckwheat - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 10:30 PM

Easy to understand Francis' excitement to be back managing a WSBK team again.

Just wondering if the lack of mid-chassis flex in this bike too will diminish his enthusiasm.

Not a good era to be racing any Ducati at a high level.

Buckwheat - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 10:42 PM

In fact, being aware of the fron end suspension/design patents of Michael Czysz (as confirmed by Alan Cathcart's recent shakedown if the MotoCsysz Creation, maybe it's time for Ducati to outlay some cash for rights to make use of that front end!


December 05, 2012 2:24 PM

re: "Alstare owner Francis Batta has spoken of his hunger to reignite the glory days in the World Superbike Championship in 2013."

no worries, ezpelata is gonna set fire to you and your "glory days" talk soon enough.

george - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 11:26 PM

Batta was always seen as a man full of experience , with huge background in marketing and racing. He knows the boss of Dorna from the past very well ( as he was a gp organisator ) and now with ducati again challenging for getting the bike into the top.
Accusing the others ..part of a joke...because the others knew they were not respecting the rules.
Without him this season was really ''flat'' regarding backstage stories. Welcome back

paul - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 11:39 PM

I can't wait to see again alstare running a team : they brought Nieto to win severall races, they brought Neukirchner to the top, they brought severall stock champions as well as wss champions , they brought biaggi back to racing, they brought a world title with corser to suzuki, and in 2011 still second in the wsbk with Leon haslam....what an incredible and very sympathical team . Met those guys at some tests some years ago, always working with their hart and not because they have to do it ! My dream would be one day to talk to Mr.Batta asking him how he could reach this level, ...a lot of questions.....I trusting those guys to bring day by day some improvement to the new bike.

freedo - Unregistered

December 08, 2012 11:18 AM

A real nice challenge for this special team, a totally new bike, a young gun Badovini and an experiencefull checa....will be exciting to see them racing. Good luck guys

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